Individualism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that emphasizes the moral worth of the individual. Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and so value independence and self-reliance and advocate that interests of the individual should achieve precedence over the state or a social group, while opposing external interference upon one's own interests by society or institutions such as the government. Individualism is often contrasted with totalitarianism or collectivism.
Individualism makes the individual its focus and so starts "with the fundamental premise that the human individual is of primary importance in the struggle for liberation."Liberalism, existentialism, and anarchism are examples of movements that take the human individual as a central unit of analysis. Individualism thus involves "the right of the individual to freedom and self-realization".
It has also been used as a term denoting "The quality of being an individual; individuality" related to possessing "An individual characteristic; a quirk." Individualism is thus also associated with artistic and bohemian interests and lifestyles where there is a tendency towards self-creation and experimentation as opposed to tradition or popular mass opinions and behaviors as so also with humanist philosophical positions and ethics.
how individualist or collectivist a society is, how indulgent it is, what its attitudes towards power and change are, how it deals with uncertainty, and how masculine or feminine its values are ... However, on Hofstede's scale, present-day Germany and Italy are both individualist societies, even if the UK and US top the scale.
A cancer patient who has been shielding for four months has blasted protesters against the new mandatory face covering rule in English shops, describing them as “selfish and individualistic” ...Angela Steatham has chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and has been shielding. PA. / ... Ms Steatham said ... “It’s selfish and individualistic ... PA. / ... PA. / ... He told PA ... He added.
The Individualist ... The Individualist tells the story of legendary NYC street photographer Ricky Powell, who rose to worldwide fame documenting the downtown New York hip-hop, fashion, and art scenes of the 80’s and 90’s ... The Individualist Premiers at the We Are OneOnlineFilm Festival ... The Individualist Premiers at the We Are One Online Film Festival.
Questions were asked in a way that avoided using words like lonely, to combat any stigma younger men and those in more individualistic societies might hold ... Authors say it is possible that individualistic societies are particularly isolating for younger men and collectivist cultures particularly beneficial for older women.
But another spectrum that is probably more accurate here would be one of collectivist-to-individualistic communities ... Individualists focus on themselves and care less for those outside their own family and group. Aktion T4 was individualist ... But in the individualistic countries, we ...
Something great is self-evidently at stake ...Share your story ... Let us hope that this unfolding crisis will shake us out of our individualist slumber and bring home to us, perhaps like never before, the fact of our mutual dependency, and the critical need for a citizenry with an active and intelligent sense of civic friendship and solidarity ... . .